The views expressed in this paper are solely attributable to the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the United States Bureau of the Census.
This poster was originally presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) Chicago, IL, April 1998.
The SIPP provides a large, nationally representative sample that allows linking income recipiency, labor force participation, and participation in government assistance programs with indicators of child well-being.
The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), collected in the Fall of 1994, provides analysis of child well-being in four areas:
1) Early childhood experiences
- ever in child care arrangement
- age at first child care arrangement
- hours in first child care arrangement
3) School-age enrichment activities
- participation in sports
- membership in clubs
- takes lessons
2) Parent - child interaction
- any TV rules
- parent reads to child (0-5)
- outings with child
4) Children's academic experience
- ever changed schools
- ever repeated a grade
- "on-track" academically
The Survey: The SIPP provides the baseline for a longitudinal analysis of the changes in children's well-being with respect to the Welfare Reform and Work Responsibility Act of 1996, since households from the Fall 1994 SIPP are followed in the Survey of Program Dynamics (SPD).
Tabulations represent percentages of valid cases.
Enrichment activities in the SIPP include participatino in clubs, sports, and lessons.
Children are "on-track" academically when they are enrolled at or above the modal grade for their age.